Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom than Slavery by Pamela Sneed
Weight: 4.8 oz
Method of Disposal: Left at a Barnes and Noble in Duluth, GA
I apparently bought this at Books for Less in Duluth for $1. How long ago did the Books for Less close down in Duluth? Quite some time ago. I got a bargain, and I probably had no idea. O.k. I should give myself some credit. I probably read the cover and the back, enough to see “lesbian,” “enslavement, sexuality, emotional trauma, and physical abuse,” amongst other things. They called her a whispering sledgehammer right on the cover. I am not even sure what that means, but wouldn’t you like it if someone called you that?
I could not help but think that the anger, emotion, power of Sneed would really stand out on stage. It was not surprising to see “New York-based performance poet” as a part of her book jacket bio. You could hear it through and through. Reading this was great, but I would love to hear it in person.